When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Tampa, FL. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.
Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Tampa's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.
If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!
There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.
Mediterranean countries include:
Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.
This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.
We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Tampa, FL.
Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.
If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.
Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.
So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?
It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!
Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:
Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.
In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.
First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.
Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.
Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.
Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.
They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.
Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.
Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.
Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.Free Estimate
Gather your Friends as We are having BarrieHaus Oktoberfest Saturday, October 15 Ticketed Sessions 1p-4p and 6p-9p. Must purchase a ticket to attend. Event DetailsNow in our third year, our Oktoberfest is still the best in town! We are hosting another bang up exclusive Oktoberfest in our Biergarten in 2022. We will have all of your Oktoberfest fun and games as well as a few surprises. Dress to impress and you will be rewarded!This year we are hosting 2 Ticketed sessions on Saturday, October 15! Pick your poison between...
Gather your Friends as We are having BarrieHaus Oktoberfest Saturday, October 15 Ticketed Sessions 1p-4p and 6p-9p. Must purchase a ticket to attend.
Now in our third year, our Oktoberfest is still the best in town! We are hosting another bang up exclusive Oktoberfest in our Biergarten in 2022. We will have all of your Oktoberfest fun and games as well as a few surprises. Dress to impress and you will be rewarded!
This year we are hosting 2 Ticketed sessions on Saturday, October 15! Pick your poison between an afternoon or evening session of beer stein-hoisting and brat tossing. We WILL sell out of both Sessions, so choose your preferred table size as soon as possible! There is no standing room available, you must purchase a ticket to attend Oktoberfest.
Session Ticket includes: * Table Reservation or Single Admission Ticket from either 1:00pm-4:00pm or 6:00pm-9:00pm (make sure you choose the correct time when you purchase your tickets!!)
* Limited Edition Collectible Commemorative 2022 BarrieHaus Beer Stein + a free fill of Märzen
* The exclusive party in the BarrieHaus Biergarten under the big, white tent
* Live, Traditional German Polka Band
* Participation in all of the fun and games and chances to win prizes! Bring your competitive spirit for brat toss, musical chairs, beer puppets, stein-hoisting, trivia and more!
* Photos with Mayor Bear
* Special swag giveaways
* BarrieHaus is paying for your Event Brite processing fees because life is hard enough!
Add-on extras to your ticket to make the most out of your festival experience! Once you purchase your ticket to the festival, you will recieve an email (within 24 hours) or click here to pre-purchase a 10L Shareable Keg, Food for the fest, and merchandise at lower rates. Prices go up on the day of the festival or if buying at the brewery.
- Märzen and Fest Beer tokens (Pre-sale $6/beer, Festival price $7.25/beer) One Märzen fill is included in your ticket!
- NEW! Don't get up! Pre-purchase a shareable 10L Keg of Märzen Beer for your table at Oktoberfest. The keg is equivalent to 20 beers and requires a party tap. For the day of Oktoberfest we will have party taps available to borrow and may have some in-Haus for rent. ***These kegs will also be available for purchase in the taproom in the month of October so come on in and ask about them if you want to purchase for home use.
- Traditional Bavarian Feast plate includes a Beer-soaked Braut on a Pretzel bun, German-style sauerkraut, German potato salad, Warm Mac & Cheese spatzl, and a Pickle(Pre-sale $12 per plate, Festival price $18)
- 2023 Limited edition Festival T-shirt (Pre-sale $20, Festival price $25)
- BarrieHaus Oktoberfest long socks (Pre-sale $25, Festival price $25)
The fine print...
This is a 21 and up event. Sorry, no kids. BUT our Art-toberfest for the Kids! is just the next day on Sunday, October 16 with lots of fun, free kiddo activities!
As always, please drink responsibly and have a plan to get to the festival and home without drinking and driving. We offer Designated Driver tickets available for $20 which includes a special gift and unlimited soads, teas, or lemonade. Beer Stein is not included in the ticket. Type in the code: DD in the promo code box at checkout.
Remember - Tickets to our Oktoberfest ARE REQUIRED to attend because there is no standing room available. You CAN buy kegs, t-shirts, and socks without coming to our Fest, but still will have to wait to pick them up until October.
The Florida Panthers have been swept out of the NHL postseason, falling 2-0 to host the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4 of their second-round Stanley Cup playoff series on Monday.Florida was the NHL's top-seeded team entering the playoffs, having earned the franchise's first Presidents' Trophy title on the strength of a 122-point ...
Florida was the NHL's top-seeded team entering the playoffs, having earned the franchise's first Presidents' Trophy title on the strength of a 122-point campaign. The Panthers are now the first Presidents' Trophy winners to be swept from a playoff series since the 2019 Lightning were ousted by Columbus in the first round.
"It's a tough pill to swallow," Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad said. "Getting swept is tough. It hurts. It stings. There's no doubt about it."
Game 4 was a scoreless affair most of the way, until left winger Patrick Maroon tipped a point blast from Zach Bogosian past Sergei Bobrovsky in the third period. Ondrej Palat added an empty-netter in the final minute to seal Florida's fate.
The Panthers built their historic regular season on offensive success, pacing the NHL in average scoring (4.11 goals per game) thanks to enviable depth upfront. They were not shut out once through 82 games. In fact, the last time Florida did not score a goal in a game prior to Monday was Game 6 of their first-round series against Tampa last spring.
But all that firepower failed Florida when it mattered most.
The Panthers stumbled their way past Washington in the first round, winning in six games but requiring multiple come-from-behind performances to do so. That effort wouldn't suffice against reigning two-time Cup champion Tampa Bay.
Florida didn't score more than one goal in any of the four games against Tampa Bay. All the Panthers' top performers continuously came up empty. Jonathan Huberdeau was one of four 30-plus goal scorers in the Panthers' regular season and led the team with 115 points. He added only two assists against Tampa. Aleksander Barkov and Claude Giroux tallied one assist each. Sam Reinhart recorded a single goal, and it was the only one Florida scored on the power play the entire postseason.
The Panthers finished their postseason 1-for-31 on the man advantage.
"Special teams for me was an issue," said interim coach Andrew Brunette. "I take a lot of blame for the power play, that was my fault. Should be better, has to be better. Really disappointed in myself for that."
Andrei Vasilevskiy was spectacular for Tampa Bay in net, giving up only three goals in four games. He made 49 saves on Monday night.
In his last seven series-clinching games, Vasilevskiy has made 199 saves on 200 shots and recorded six shutouts.
Also impressive was Tampa completed its sweep of Florida without top forward Brayden Point, who's been sidelined by injury since Game 6 of the Lightning's first-round series against Toronto.
"They're Stanley Cup champions for a reason," said Brunette. "[They grew] from a high-flying offensive team and stuck with it. We aspire to be them."
Bobrovsky repeatedly gave the Panthers a chance to recover, though, not only in Game 4 but throughout the series. He registered a solid .908 SV% over the first three games and turned aside 23 shots trying to stave off elimination on Monday.
The Panthers just couldn't provide him any help.
"I think it was our best game this series," said Barkov of Game 4. "But it wasn't enough."
Florida even caught a couple breaks with two Tampa goals being disallowed in the second period.
The first review took over 10 minutes, as the NHL's situation room in Toronto tried to discern whether the puck had hit mesh prior to Lightning forward Alex Killorn's ice-breaking goal. Finally, a ruling came down that the puck had exited the surface of play. No goal for Tampa Bay.
The second review happened just minutes later. Nikita Kucherov snapped a wrister past Bobrovsky, but Florida challenged for a hand pass by Anthony Cirelli off the draw. It took less than two minutes for the verdict -- no goal.
The Panthers couldn't muster any goals of their own, and now they will face a long spring and summer ahead to examine what sent their postseason off the rails.
"I love this team," said Brunette, whose own future in Florida is still in flux. "Of course I'd love to [come back] but those are not really my decisions. I love this team, I love the group, I believe in it. I believe in them."
The American housing market took off during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and home values have been climbing rapidly since. Home sale data compiled by real estate data company Zillow shows that the typical value of a mid-priced home soared by over 20% in the last year, from $284,000 in April 2021 to over $344,000 in April 2022.Much of the surge in home sales, however, was not driven by families or first-time homebuyers, but rather by investors.According to realty company Redfin, investors accounted for 18.4% of all ...
The American housing market took off during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic and home values have been climbing rapidly since. Home sale data compiled by real estate data company Zillow shows that the typical value of a mid-priced home soared by over 20% in the last year, from $284,000 in April 2021 to over $344,000 in April 2022.
Much of the surge in home sales, however, was not driven by families or first-time homebuyers, but rather by investors.
According to realty company Redfin, investors accounted for 18.4% of all U.S. home sales in the fourth quarter of 2021 - or more than one in every six home sales. Real estate investors can be large corporations, like Blackstone, or local companies and wealthy individuals. No matter who the investor is, their goal is the same - to profit from the real estate market, either through flipping homes or converting them into rentals.
Some major metropolitan areas are drawing even more investors than the national average. In the Tampa, Florida metro area, investors accounted for an estimated 24.2% of home sales in the fourth quarter of 2021 - equal to nearly one in every four home sales. The value of all homes in the metro area bought by investors in the final three months of 2021 totals $1,598,507,095.
Likely due in part to the impact investors are having on demand, home values are relatively high in Tampa. As of April 2022, the median home price in the metro area was $390,000.
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|10||Fort Lauderdale, FL||21.0||$465,000||1,143.8|
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SUNRISE — The Florida Panthers woke up to the sun shining Friday just as coach Andrew Brunette said they would.That does not mean that the memories of Thursday night were washed away.Not even close.The Panthers sustained what could be a mortal blow on Thursday, going from heading to overtime with the Lightning to losing 2-1 on a Ross Colton goal with 3.8 seconds remaining.Now Florida finds itself down 2-0 to the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions with the series rolling into Tampa.It’s now...
SUNRISE — The Florida Panthers woke up to the sun shining Friday just as coach Andrew Brunette said they would.
That does not mean that the memories of Thursday night were washed away.
Not even close.
The Panthers sustained what could be a mortal blow on Thursday, going from heading to overtime with the Lightning to losing 2-1 on a Ross Colton goal with 3.8 seconds remaining.
Now Florida finds itself down 2-0 to the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions with the series rolling into Tampa.
It’s now a five-game series and the Panthers are running out of losses.
The team will be back on the ice Saturday before flying to Tampa. We’ll see what happens next.
The Florida Panthers have dug themselves into another big hole against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
— What an ending for the Lightning. Rough one for the Panthers. Heartbreaking even.
— Last night’s postgame media sessions are up on the FloridaHockeyNow YouTube channel — if you want to hear from Eetu Luostarinen, Sergei Bobrovsky and Brunette, check it out.
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The Lightning are in control of this series after taking the first two in Sunrise.
— It was quite a courageous win for the Lightning.
— Corey Perry is not washed up.
— The Lightning kept getting banged up and kept coming back on the ice.
The St. Louis Blues got back in their series, beating the host Colorado Avalanche in Game 2.
— Can the Calgary Flames stop Connor McDavid?
— Brady Tkachuk is stealing the show in Calgary.
— Do not be surprised if David Pastrnak gets a big extension from the Boston Bruins.
— All options are on the table for Nicklas Backstrom and the Washington Capitals.
— Here are some more names for the Vegas Golden Knights in their coaching search.
--> Sorry, we're having issues playing this video.In the meantime, try watching one of the videos below.ST. PETE, Fla. — Tampa bay continues to be the most sought-after area in the state. Recent studies continue to show just how popular Tampa Bay is and will continue to be.Zach Franco has lived in St. Pete for three years as a college student. During that time, he said he has noticed the growth in the area."I have seen growth and expansion of development. I mean, literally, behind the camera right n...
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ST. PETE, Fla. — Tampa bay continues to be the most sought-after area in the state. Recent studies continue to show just how popular Tampa Bay is and will continue to be.
Zach Franco has lived in St. Pete for three years as a college student. During that time, he said he has noticed the growth in the area.
"I have seen growth and expansion of development. I mean, literally, behind the camera right now is a 30, 35 story building that's going up, and there's probably seven or eight of them within the next mile," he said.
The Florida Office of Economic and Demographic Research said Pinellas County is on par to reach 1,016,000 people by 2040.
A study by the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority found Hillsborough County could grow by 40% in that same time frame.
Franco, a Virginia native, said he understands why this is such a hot spot.
"To anybody who doesn't live in Florida, they think it is beaches, Disney, retirement communities. For me, some people who kind of pushed me out to explore the city, different cities, and then just wilderness wild spaces around here. And so I started to learn that Florida is a lot more than when you think it is," he said.
Pinellas Realtor Jennifer Thayer said that's exactly what is driving her clients to buy here.
"What we're hearing, the reason why they're buying, you've got 361 days of sunshine, people are trading in their snowshoes for flip flops, it's just a nice, easier environment," she added.
The number of people who want to experience all that Tampa Bay has to offer means buying a house right now is difficult.
"We're at 19.4% of inventory over last year. That's about a month's inventory. A balanced market is about 6 months," she said.
Florida Realtors reported sales closed for 85,328 single-family houses and 38,772 townhouses and condos in the second quarter of the year. Tampa Bay (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando, and Pasco counties) sold more than any other part of the state. But we are entering a slightly slower period.
"It's a little bit slower not because people don't want to be here but because they're off right now. We'll start to see it pick back up in November and go until April," said Thayer.
Her advice to anyone looking to buy now or later:
"Find a professional. You're definitely going to want to work with someone in a tricky market, you want somebody who can negotiate on your behalf, find the right property, understand what you're looking for, know the neighborhoods," she added.
According to Freddie Mac, a thirty-year fixed rate mortgage averaged 5.52% in June of this year.It was 2.98% last June.
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